A nurse is caring for an intubated patient on a mechanical ventilator. The patient is in need of endotracheal suction, the nurse expects to see which of the following?

Coarse rhonchi
High peak inspiratory pressure
Increased oxygen requirements


;Suctioning is indicated with the presence of wet respirations, rhonchi, increased peak inspiratory pressure, bubbling in the ET tube, restlessness, and increased respiratory and heart rates. Increase 02 requirements would result from poor ventilation secondary to mucous in the airways

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